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Mental Health Awareness: Friday Facts & Finds

When you are struggling, friends and family can be a great support system, but sometimes it is hard to ask for help. In fact, we should talk about our feelings. It is OK not to be OK. Reach out to friends, family, neighbors, a warm line, or a crisis line if you want to talk. Know that you are not alone, help is available, and healing can happen.

Sometimes it is hard to know when you need extra help with your mental health. If you don’t know where to start, this info graphic from the National Institute of Mental Health may help guide you!

Warm lines and peer support can be valuable for those who are managing stress. You do not need to be in immediate crisis to call the warm line. Anyone seeking support may call the Minnesota Warm Line for peer support connection. For more information, visit Wellness in the Wood: Transforming Wellness into Reality. Mental Health Minnesota also offers a warm line.

Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Stay happy, healthy, and safe! ~Sally~


Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.